Friday, July 25, 2014

Day 6 | Rainy Santa Barbara & Going Home

20140716-2014-07-16 11.52.58_blog

The whole time we were in Santa Barbara the sun never came out!  Good thing we live in San Diego, otherwise we would feel jipped on the trip, ha!

We got up and walked to Handlebar Coffee again, because the latte there is just that good.


Both the day before and this day, we did not see the owners Kim or Aaron there.  But the baristas were still very very good.  Love the latte so much.

20140716-2014-07-16 08.08.45_blog

There were cycling memorabilia on the walls, which I loved to look at.

20140716-2014-07-16 08.08.09_blog

20140716-2014-07-16 08.08.01_blog

We took the latte back to the hotel and ate breakfast there.

20140716-2014-07-16 08.17.48_blog

Then we watched some TV and packed up our stuff for going home.  Checked out of the hotel and had an early lunch at The Pasta Shoppe inside the Santa Barbara Public Market.  We sat on the stools at the counter. 

20140716-2014-07-16 11.28.47_blog

They gave us some grilled bread with a dip of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan.

20140716-2014-07-16 11.06.55_blog

I got the tiniest Diet Coke for $3.50!  (I didn’t know it was $3.50 or else I wouldn’t have gotten it.)

20140716-2014-07-16 11.04.07_blog

I got the Tagliatelle dish with wild mushrooms.  It was super-delicious!

20140716-2014-07-16 11.12.39-1_blog

Todd got a pasta with fresh sausage  & asparagus. 

20140716-2014-07-16 11.12.50_blog

And since we were already at the SB Public Market, we had to have Rori’s Creamery ice cream one more time before going home!  Todd got nutella flavor this time.

20140716-2014-07-16 11.36.57_blog

And I got fresh mint patty.

20140716-2014-07-16 11.36.53_blog

Oh My, is all I’ll say.  If you’re ever in Santa Barbara you need to go.

At around noon we started our drive back to San Diego.  It took four hours without a lot of traffic in LA.  As we approached San Diego, it got sunnier and sunnier.  We stopped north of Oceanside to get a photo from a scenic lookout.


Then it was back to sunny SD. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christine,
    I love reading your blog anyway, but these stories of your trip have been especially enjoyable, probably because of the local angle. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your memories with us!!


Thanks for stopping by! I love to hear from you!

[feedly mini]